Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi I could write volumes about the complex mission of Man or Astro-Man? as they have explored this planet for almost two decades. Or the fact that my bedroom at my mom’s house still looks like a mini-shrine to the band, complete with posters, a lunchbox/Thermos set, and carefully purchased [...]
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Although I openly dislike Orange County as a place, I don’t dislike its bands.
MAY. 12: ECLECTIC ROOTS FESTIVAL w TIJUANA PANTHERS + DAHGA BLOOM + AUDACITY + DIRT DRESS + TOMORROW’S TULIPS + TONS MORE!
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Summer Twins are not twins, but they are a pair of sisters who make vintage-sounding girl rock, and their ascent along the x-axis of fame could soon be more inspiring to a lot of young people than Al Gore’s hockey stick. They play this Friday at Desert Daze with Bleached, Audacity and more. This interview by D.M. Collins.
APR. 12-22: MOON BLOCK PARTY PRESENTS DESERT DAZE FESTIVAL w DENGUE FEVER + AKRON/ FAMILY + MOVING UNITS + DEAD MEADOW + MORE
March 29th, 2012 · No Comments
SXSW DAY 5: PETER CASE AND PAUL COLLINS, THE SHRINE, AUDACITY, SUMMER TWINS, KING TUFF, FEEDING PEOPLE, TIGER HIGH, APACHE, TOMORROW’S TULIPS, MEAN JEANS
March 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment
Tiger High persevered and didn’t miss a beat of their engaging and infectious punk/guitar rock, a feat accomplished by drummer Greg Roberson, even without the full use of his left hand, which had previously been completely severed and reattached following an accident involving a pig and a glass door (you get the idea). Despite having to duct-tape the drumstick in said hand during the band’s set, his drumming was anything but ham-fisted(!), and he provided a rock-steady foundation for the group’s imaginative performance.
August 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment
Pairing three great garage bands who should play together ALL THE TIME turned out to be as great in practice as it was in theory. This FYF outing paired So-Cal heroes Tijuana Panthers and Audacity with S.F. sunshine pop darling Ty Segall at Eagle Rock’s historic-library-turned-concert-venue Eagle Rock Center for the Arts.
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE PAUL COLLINS ALL-TIME SUMMERTIME POWER-POP CHAMPIONSHIP! (JULY JOYFULNESS INSIDE)
July 1st, 2011 · No Comments
Paul Collins of the Nerves and the Beat plays tonight at Blue Star, so in honor of his writing some of the most killer power-pop anthems of all time, we asked contestents to submit their own picks for unbeatable summertime songs. Had a lot of very strong contenders—we even had to tie-break at the end! [...]
June 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment
As the drummer for the Nerves and Breakaways and lead singer of the Beat, Paul Collins helped create the genre of power pop. His songs have been covered by virtually every band with a guitar, from Audacity to Green Day to White Fence to the Muffs to the Exploding Hearts to … me. He will play Friday at Blue Star—win tickets here! This interview by Dan Collins and Kristina Benson.